Updated on: 3/11/2019
A three-vehicle collision near Cheney on Sunday night left one person dead and another injured, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The incident occurred around 7:20 p.m. at State Route 904 and 5th Avenue, about five miles east of Cheney.
Police say a pickup driven by 63-year-old Charles Mutschler of Cheney, was heading west on SR 904 when it crossed the center line and into the eastbound lanes. The pickup struck a Jeep Renegade in the rear, then a Mazda 6 head-on.
Mutschler died at the scene. He was a long-time professor and archivist at Eastern Washington University.
The driver of the Mazda, a 21-year-old Newman Lake woman, was injured and taken to a local hospital.
The driver of the Jeep and his passenger were not injured.
WSP said none of the drivers were impaired by drugs or alcohol. The incident remains under investigation.
Location of the Collision
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